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Weather today highlights: Light rain expected in Delhi in next 3-4 days, says IMD

Weather news highlights: An intense heat wave continues across the northern parts of the country.
Weather Today Live: Light rain expected in Delhi in next 3-4 days, says IMD
Weather Today Live: Light rain expected in Delhi in next 3-4 days, says IMD

Weather news highlights: An intense heat wave has gripped north India, with Delhi, the national capital, being under a ‘red’ alert for Tuesday. A day ago, temperatures in the metropolis soared to 45.2 degree Celsius as the brutal heat wave gripped the entire region. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has projected some relief from June 19 in the form of thunderstorm and light rain, which, according to the weather body, will result from an approaching weather disturbance....Read More

The ongoing severe water crisis also continues in Delhi. The ruling AAP has come under fire from the opposition parties: the BJP and Congress.

Also, in addition to the Capital, many parts of Uttar Pradesh are expected to witness heatwave to severe heatwave conditions till June 19. Himachal Pradesh and Bihar are also expected to witness similar conditions till June 18.

Meanwhile, in the country’s southern part, Chennai and nearby areas witnessed overnight rains, which brought respite to the city from sweltering heat.

Follow all the updates here:
June 18, 2024 10:12 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Uttar Pradesh's Orai warmest place in India at 46.4 degrees Celsius today

Weather Today Live: At least 10 places in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana reached or surpassed 45 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with Orai in Uttar Pradesh being the warmest place in the country at 46.4 degrees Celsius.

June 18, 2024 9:50 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Rajasthan's Sangaria records 44.9 degrees Celsius temperature

Weather Today Live: Crippling heatwave continues in Rajasthan as Sangaria recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state at 44.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the meteorological centre here said, reported news agency PTI.

While light rain was recorded in parts of eastern Rajasthan in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am today, the weather remained dry in the western region, it said.

During this time, severe heatwave was recorded at some places in Bikaner and Jaipur divisions while some parts of Jaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, Ajmer and Bikaner divisions witnessed warm nights, it said.

June 18, 2024 8:28 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Rise in heat stroke patients in Delhi/NCR hospitals amid heatwave

Weather Today Live: Hospitals in Delhi-NCR are seeing an influx of patients with complaints of heat stroke and heat exhaustion as the mercury continues to soar in the national capital, with doctors advising the elderly and immuno-compromised patients to avoid stepping outdoors, reported news agency PTI.

Dr Ritu Saxena, deputy medical superintendent, LNJP Hospital, said, "We are getting eight to 10 patients every day. There are serious patients also who require ICU admission. Yesterday, we got two patients who were hospitalised and prior to that we had four ICU admissions.

"The patients who are developing severe illness are those who are elderly or have co-morbidities like hypertension, diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). We are also getting few patients from other hospitals like Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital and Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital," she said.

June 18, 2024 8:03 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Indian Ocean reefs adversely affected by record heat, says NOAA

Weather Today Live: Last month, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the world’s coral reefs are experiencing a global mass bleaching event due to the combined effects of climate change and an El Niño climate pattern, which have pushed ocean temperatures to record highs. Dig Deeper

June 18, 2024 7:35 PM IST

Weather Today Live: 2 dead, over 3,000 people affected due to rains in Meghalaya

Weather Today Live: Incessant rainfall in Meghalaya over the last few days has claimed two lives and affected over 3,000 people, Meghalaya State Disaster Management Authority (MSDMA) said on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.

The officials said over 3,037 people across 42 villages in six districts have been affected following continuous rainfall since June 10.

June 18, 2024 6:29 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Delhi's peak power demand reaches all-time high of 8,647 MW amid heatwave

Weather Today Live: Persistent heat wave drove the national capital's peak power demand on Tuesday afternoon to 8,647 MW, the highest ever for the city, discom officials said, reported news agency PTI.

The previous highest peak power demand of Delhi was 8,302 MW on May 29 this year. Delhi's peak power demand reached 8,000 MW for the first time on May 22, 2024, they said.

June 18, 2024 6:01 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Extreme heat persists in Rajasthan, relief likely after four-five days

Weather Today Live: The heat in Rajasthan has once again increased and people of the state have been grappling with a continuous heatwave. Although the situation is likely to be persistent, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says that people can get some relief after four to five days, reported news agency ANI.

June 18, 2024 5:39 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Light rain expected in Delhi in next 3-4 days, says IMD

Weather Today Live: India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said that there is a possibility of light rain in the National Capital in the next three to four days amidst challenging weather conditions across the country, reported news agency ANI.

IMD scientist Soma Sen told ANI, "Red alert has been issued in North India. North-West Himalayan region of India including Punjab and Haryana will experience cloudy weather from evening and rain is also expected...The heatwave situation is likely to reduce in Punjab and Haryana...From tomorrow, Orange alert will be issued in Delhi..."

"There is a possibility of rain in Delhi which is called pre-monsoon showers due to southwesterly winds in the next three or four days. Heat waves can be reduced. The discomfort which you are feeling indicates that moisture is increasing in your area," Sen added.

June 18, 2024 5:17 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Isolated exceptionally heavy rainfall over Meghalaya during past 24 hours

Weather Today Live: According to the ministry of Earth Sciences, during past 24 hours, isolated exceptionally heavy rainfall happened over Meghalaya; heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls occurred at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Bihar.

June 18, 2024 4:59 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Incessant rainfall triggers landslides in Arunachal Pradesh

Weather Today Live: Incessant rains over the last few days triggered landslides in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh, throwing life out of gear, officials said on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.

A portion of the NH-415 along with a culvert was washed away at the Karsingsa sinking zone in the morning, snapping connectivity between Nirjuli and Banderdewa, they said. Vehicular traffic movement between Nirjuli and Banderdewa was diverted via Gumto Road, they added.

June 18, 2024 4:41 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Demand for power peaks in India's northern region amid heatwave

Weather Today Live: Peak demand for power in India's hot, arid northern plains hit a record on Monday, the government said as it continues to implement measures to meet high energy consumption, although the weeks' long heatwave is forecast to abate soon, reported Reuters.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted above-normal temperatures for June in the northwest and central parts of the country, making it one of the longest heatwave spells.

India's power ministry said demand for power at the peak time on Monday reached 89 gigawatt (GW), the highest ever for the northern region, adding that the strong demand, which has prevailed since May 17, was "challenging".

June 18, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Weather Today Live: ‘Red' alert for heatwave in Delhi

Weather Today Live: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘red’ alert for Delhi on Tuesday, June 18, due to a severe heatwave sweeping the national capital, with maximum temperatures expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius. On Monday, the maximum temperature touched 45.2 degrees Celsius, even as the weather office predicted some relief from the scorching heat from June 19. Dig Deeper

June 18, 2024 4:02 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Light to moderate rainfall until June 23 in Chennai

Weather Today Live: Chennai will likely receive light to moderate rainfall until June 23, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

June 18, 2024 3:49 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Temperature between 44 and 47 degrees Celsius likely in Bikaner, Bharatpur and Jaipur divisions

Weather Today Live: According to the weather department in Rajasthan, maximum temperature, in the next 48 hours, is likely to be recorded between 44 and 47 degrees Celsius in Bikaner, Bharatpur and Jaipur divisions. Heatwaves and hot nights will also prevail in some places.

June 18, 2024 3:37 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Ganganagar hottest district in Rajasthan at 46.2 degrees Celsius

Weather Today Live: Crippling heatwave continues in Rajasthan as Ganganagar recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state at 46.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the meteorological centre here said, reported news agency PTI.

While light rain was recorded in parts of eastern Rajasthan in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am today, the weather remained dry in the western region, it said.

June 18, 2024 3:21 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions very likely in many parts of Uttar Pradesh tomorrow

Weather Today Live: According to the India Meteorological Department, heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are very likely in many parts of Uttar Pradesh whereas heatwave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand on June 19, 2024.

June 18, 2024 3:00 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Decline in monsoon rainfall likely in Bengaluru

Weather Today Live: Bengaluru residents have been enjoying the gloomy weather in the city for the last 45 days and the city also saw frequent showers during the pre-monsoon season. The Indian Meteorological Département (IMD) has now reportedly predicted a decline in monsoon rainfall in the city from today. However, temperatures are likely to remain low as there are no indications of a heat wave. Dig Deeper

June 18, 2024 2:40 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Severe heat wave conditions likely in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh

Weather Today Live: Heatwave to severe heat wave conditions are likely over many parts of Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, the India Meteorological Department said, reported news agency ANI.

The IMD said that heat wave conditions are also likely over isolated places in Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Jharkhand.

June 18, 2024 2:26 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Brahmaputra river's water level rises due to torrential rain in Assam

Weather Today Live: The water level of the Brahmaputra river has risen following incessant rainfall in parts of Assam and neighbouring states, reported news agency ANI.

The water level of the Kopili River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra River, is flowing above the danger level mark at Kampur in Nagaon district, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

June 18, 2024 2:17 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Flood situation worsens in Assam

Weather Today Live: Flood situation in Assam has further worsened as over 1.05 lakh people across 14 districts are affected in the deluge following torrential rainfall in the past few days, reported news agency ANI.

According to the flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), nearly 96,000 people have been affected in Karimganj district alone.

June 18, 2024 1:07 PM IST

Weather Today Live: Which are the 10 hottest cities in India?

Weather Today Live: (1.) Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh (47.6 degrees)

(2.) Bathinda in Punjab and Pindara in Haryana (46.9 degrees C)

(3.) Faridabad in Haryana (46.6 degrees)

(4.) Sirsa and Rohtak in Haryana (46.2 degrees )

(5.) Daltonganj in Jharkhand and Faridkot in Punjab (46 degrees)

(6.) Amritsar and Pathankot in Punjab (45.8 degrees)

7. Hisar in Haryana (45.7 degrees)

8. Patiala in Punjab (45.4 degrees)

9. Mahendragarh in Haryana (45.2 degrees)

10. Gurugram in Haryana (45.1 degrees)

June 18, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Weather Today Live: At least six people killed in Sikkim landslides

Weather Today Live: Incessant rain since June 12 has wreaked havoc in Mangan, causing multiple landslides, and severing connectivity to most parts of the district.

The district administration along with Border Roads Organisation (BRO), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other volunteers are engaged in rescue operations.

June 18, 2024 12:08 PM IST

Weather Today Live: 15 more tourists rescued from landslide-hit Sikkim

Weather Today Live: A day after as many as 64 tourists were evacuated from north Sikkim's Lachung, 15 more tourists were rescued from Lachung and adjoining regions of Sikkim's landslides-hit Mangan district on Tuesday, officials said.

The district administration had to set up log bridges over the slides to facilitate movement by foot and by vehicles where roads were motorable, the officials added.

June 18, 2024 11:38 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Heat wave alerts issued for some places in Himachal Pradesh

Weather Today Live: "There are heatwave conditions in parts of the state during the past few days. These are expected to continue for the next two days. In some parts of Una Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Sirmaur there are severe heatwaves. We have issued Yellow alert and in some places, Orange alert has been issued," says Hemraj Verma from IMD, Himachal Pradesh.

June 18, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Water shortage in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla

Weather Today Live: Water is being supplied in Shimla localities after a gap of three to four days. On Monday, the supply was 31.54 million liters per day (MLD), 17 MLD less than the requirement.

The state Capital and popular hill station was receiving around 40 MLD of water till June 12, which dropped to 33 MLD in the past two days and on Sunday, the water supply witnessed a record low of 29 MLD.

June 18, 2024 10:59 AM IST

Weather Today Live: ‘Extremely Heavy’ rainfall likely in Assam and Meghalaya today

Weather Today Live: “Assam and Meghalaya are very likely to get exceptionally heavy rainfall on 18th June whereas likely to get heavy (64.5-115.5 mm) to very heavy rainfall (115.5-204.4 mm) on 19 and 20th June,” says IMD.

June 18, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Water level in Brahmaputra rises due to torrential rain

Weather Today Live: The water level of the Kopili River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, is flowing above the danger level mark at Kampur in Nagaon district, says the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA).

On Monday, the IMD issued a week-long forecast predicting continuous rainfall in Guwahati, Assam's most populous city.

June 18, 2024 10:13 AM IST

Weather Today Live: What is a ‘warm night’?

Weather Today Live: As per the IMD, a ‘warm night’ when the maximum temperature is over 40°C and the minimum temperature is 4.5°C or more above normal.

A heat wave, on the other hand, is when the maximum temperature is over 40°C, while also being 4.5°C or more above normal.

June 18, 2024 9:58 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Delhi records fifth consecutive ‘warm night’

Weather Today Live: Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 33.8°C on Tuesday. This is the city's ‘highest’ minimum temperature this season, and the highest since June 13, 2018 (34°C), as per Met department officials.

June 18, 2024 9:44 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Rain uproots trees in Chennai

Weather Today Live: Trees uprooted in some parts of Chennai, including Kodambakkam, due to the rain. Civil personnel are in the process of removing the fallen trees.

June 18, 2024 9:28 AM IST

Weather Today Live: Rain disrupts flight operations in Chennai

Weather Today Live: Several arriving and departing domestic and international flights delayed due to the rain. Services to and from Dubai, Delhi and Pune were among those affected. (

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